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What the Indian Army needs to learn from Modi
What the Indian Army needs to learn from Modi

Now that the euphoria over Narendra Modi’s win has subsided, it is time to explore the feasibility of discovering a replicable model of his campaign that can be applied to the Indian Army. To most, it will appear to be a preposterous proposition – even a superficial glance shows that Modi and the army are at diametrically opposite ends of...

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How is Modi’s political message being understood abroad?
IDR News Network | 26 Jun , 2014 0 comments
How is Modi’s political message being understood abroad?

By reaching out dramatically to our neighbours and other major powers so rapidly after winning the general election, has Narendra Modi been unusually pro-active or unexpectedly defensive? Inviting immediate neighbours and Mauritius to the swearing-in ceremony is out-of-the-box thinking that underlines the importance India intends attaching to...

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The Importance of Pakistan
Claude Arpi | 25 Jun , 2014 2 comments
The Importance of Pakistan

Islamabad does not need to worry; regardless of the bin Laden episode, Washington will not walk out of their so-called alliance against terror. The United Sates needs Pakistan for its operation in Afghanistan and does not want China to take its place in the region. For these two reasons, the Obama Administration will close its eyes to many...

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Superseded Officers: Handle them with Compassion
Superseded Officers: Handle them with Compassion

It is the saddest sight in any social gathering to find all superseded officers huddled together in a corner. They appear more comfortable interacting with each other, stay in the background and avoid intermingling with others, especially the senior officers. Their deportment, appearance and bearing show a discernible lack of zest. They go...

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NRRC: For the nuclear doctrine review
Ali Ahmed | 20 Jun , 2014 2 comments
NRRC: For the nuclear doctrine review

With the Bharatiya Janata Party in power in India a nuclear doctrine review is in the offing. Since the issue found controversial mention in the elections, it will likely figure high in the ‘to do’ list of the new government. Praveen Swami informs that the prime minister has been briefed by the outgoing National Security Adviser and the...

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